Professional Artwork Scanning

We work with you from capture to print, helping you create high-quality reproductions of your original artworks. We’ve worked with many local creatives across Canberra and its regions to reproduce original artworks as fine art prints.

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We can help with scanning a variety of artworks

  • Watercolour Artwork Scanning

  • Charcoal Artwork Scanning

  • Pastel Artwork Scanning

  • Pencil and Pen Illustration Scanning

  • Oil Painting Scanning

  • Canvas Artwork Scanning

  • Painting Scanning

My experience with Lucent Imaging was outstanding. James and Korske are friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I was very impressed with the quality of their work and will definitely be back.

Michael Briguglio, Canberra

Very accommodating, fast service and great retouching. Besides the price a little high (although needing decent amount of fixing) I’m very happy. Will use them again.

Tash Robinson

Awesome experience, outstanding quality with my prints, The advice Korske gave really made the difference. Without Lucent Imaging, I would have ended up with mediocre prints. Definitely a repeat customer.

Michael Tiyce

Can’t recommend Lucent highly enough. Printing and paper quality is beautiful and the service is second to none. Korske really went above and beyond to help me create the finished product I wanted. Highly recommended.

Shelly Higgs

We are no longer accepting artwork reproduction requests for 2020
All new artwork reproduction requests will be booked for completion in Jan 2021. Urgent requests may be accommodated but an additional overtime fee of 50-100% will apply.

Print Ready Artwork Scanning

We’ll prepare all your files for print. Including final colour matching to your paper of choice, paper texture removal, file setup and print proofing.

We’ll provide you with an A4 print of your artwork and print ready TIFF files you can use to print with us, or any other fine art printer.

Artwork Size 600 ppi 1200 ppi
A5 $85.00/ea $90.00/ea
A4 (21.0 x 29.7 cm) $90.00/ea $95.00/ea
A3 (29.7 x 42.0 cm) $105.00/ea $110.00/ea
A2 (42.0 x 59.4 cm) $135.00/ea $150.00/ea
A1 (59.4 x 84.1 cm)  $195.00/ea $220.00/ea
A0 (84.1 x 118.9 cm) $255.00/ea $295.00/ea
2A0 (118.9 x 168.2 cm) $615.00/ea $725.00/ea
4A0 (168.2 x 237.8 cm) $1,155.00/ea $1,375.00/ea
Practicing Artists Discount
If you’re a practicing artist with a published portfolio and ABN, you may be eligible for our 20% practicing artist discount on print ready artwork scanning.

Raw Artwork Scanning

Raw artwork scanning is a cost-effective option for creatives familiar with preparing their own artworks for print but don’t have the equipment to capture the high-resolution reproduction.

This option doesn’t include any editing or proofing services.

Artwork Size 600 ppi 1200 ppi
A5 $10.00/ea $15.00/ea
A4 (21.0 x 29.7 cm) $15.00/ea $20.00/ea
A3 (29.7 x 42.0 cm) $30.00/ea $35.00/ea
A2 (42.0 x 59.4 cm) $60.00/ea $75.00/ea
A1 (59.4 x 84.1 cm)  $120.00/ea $145.00/ea
A0 (84.1 x 118.9 cm) $180.00/ea $220/ea
2A0 (118.9 x 168.2 cm) $540.00/ea $650.00/ea
4A0 (168.2 x 237.8 cm) $1,080.00/ea $1,300.00/ea

Exceptional Resolution

Photographed artworks are generally limited to ~30 Megapixels. In comparison, our 600dpi A2 scans are ~139 Megapixels.

The example shows the difference between a supplied photographed artwork and one of our scans.

Original Artwork: Leah Brideson


True Optical Resolution

We use professional scanners designed for archival digitisation of artwork and photographs. It captures precise detail and accurate colour to produce exceptional results.

This example shows the difference between a 600 PPI capture on a standard scanner found in most homes and offices alongside a capture on our archival scanner.

Original Artwork: Katherine Appleby

Adjustable Lighting

Textured artworks often require additional lighting to create the best reproduction. We adjust the lighting based on your style of work to capture the best result for print-based reproduction.

The example shows the difference between a flat scan and a 3D illuminated scan.

Original Artwork: Kate Powell


High Value Artwork Scanning

If you have high value artworks that require digitisation, we can certainly look to accomodate your project. Depending on the value of the works and capture method, a few additional steps may need to be taken to ensure we meet your expectations and the requirements of our insurers.

Copyright: Scanning purchased, commissioned & gifted artworks

When scanning purchased, commissioned & gifted artworks, you must have permission from the copyright holder to do so. The exception to this is if the creator passed away before 1955.

Looking for some advice or need to send files to us?

Upload your photos and documents for advice on printing and restoration